John McDowell

After retiring from a large national accounting firm, John McDowell decided he was not ready to stop enjoying his professional life. He joined BSB as a Director in 2021 and was named Partner in January 2022. With more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, he brings extensive knowledge to the team.  Throughout his career, John has assisted professional service firms of all types and helped clients in many industries including manufacturing, information technology, medical groups and hospitality.

As an advisor to private company owners and managers, John has experience from planning stages to sale of business, focusing on nexus, retirement plans, and operational improvement through accounting system design, budgeting, and long-term planning. He is a multiple year recipient of “Super CPA” designation by Virginia Business Magazine. When not assisting clients or spending time with his family in Williamsburg, he enjoys all things outdoors, especially golf.


  • B.B.A., Accounting, Radford University


  • Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia (CPA)
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Area of Expertise:


  • Business Entity Selection
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Management Advisory
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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